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Is zebra a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word zebra is a Scrabble US word. The word zebra is worth 16 points in Scrabble:

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Is zebra a Scrabble UK word?

Yes. The word zebra is a Scrabble UK word and has 16 points:

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Valid words made from Zebra

You can make 29 words from 'zebra' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.

5 letters words from 'zebra'

BRAZE 16ZEBRA 16

4 letters words from 'zebra'

ABER 6BARE 6
BEAR 6BRAE 6
RAZE 13 

3 letters words from 'zebra'

ARB 5ARE 3
BAE 5BAR 5
BEZ 14BRA 5
EAR 3ERA 3
REB 5REZ 12
ZEA 12 

2 letters words from 'zebra'

AB 4AE 2
AR 2BA 4
BE 4EA 2
ER 2RE 2
ZA 11ZE 11

All 5 letters words made out of zebra

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Definitions and meaning of zebra

zebra

Etymology

1600; borrowed from Italian zebra, from Portuguese zebra, zebro (zebra), from Old Portuguese enzebro, ezebra, azebra (wild ass), from earlier cebrario (882), ezebrario (897), from Vulgar Latin *eciferus, from Latin equiferus (wild horse) (Pliny), from equus (horse) + ferus (wild).

(biracial person): The term zebra, as used in its pejorative sense, was popularized on the television situation comedy The Jeffersons. The term was used by the series protagonist, George Jefferson (Sherman Hemsley), to express disdain for his daughter-in-law, Jenny Willis Jefferson, whose father was white and mother was black.

While the word was traditionally pronounced with a long initial vowel in standard English, during the twentieth century a vowel shift occurred in regions of England, with the adoption of an initial short vowel. This pronunciation is now used throughout the UK and most Commonwealth nations. The long vowel pronunciation remains standard in Canadian and American English.

(referee): In reference to the black and white striped shirts they wear.

Pronunciation

  • (UK, Commonwealth) IPA(key): /ˈzɛbɹə/, /ˈziːbɹə/
    • Hyphenation: zeb‧ra
  • (Canadian, US and traditional British English) IPA(key): /ˈziːbɹə/
    • Hyphenation: ze‧bra

Noun

zebra (plural zebra or zebras)

  1. Any of three species of genus Equus: E. grevyi, E. quagga, or E. zebra, all with black and white stripes and native to Africa.
  2. (sports, slang) A referee.
  3. (medicine, slang) An unlikely diagnosis, especially for symptoms probably caused by a common ailment. (Originates in the advice often given to medical students: "when you hear hoofbeats, think of horses, not zebras".)
  4. (vulgar, derogatory, slang, ethnic slur) A biracial person, specifically one born to a member of the Sub-Saharan African race and a Caucasian.
  5. (informal) A fish, the zebra cichlid.
  6. Any of various papilionid butterflies of the subgenus Paranticopsis of the genus Graphium, having black and white markings.

Synonyms

  • (unusual diagnosis): fascinoma

Hyponyms

  • (animal of genus Equus): Burchell's zebra, Grevy's zebra, quagga, plains zebra, mountain zebra

Derived terms

Translations

See also

  • quagga
  • Equus burchelli, Equus grevyi, Equus quagga, Equus zebra

References

Anagrams

  • Zaber, braze

Basque

Pronunciation

Noun

zebra anim

  1. zebra

Declension


Catalan

Etymology

From Old Catalan atzebra, from Old Portuguese *ezevra, *ezevro.

Pronunciation

  • (Balearic, Central) IPA(key): /ˈze.bɾə/
  • (Valencian) IPA(key): /ˈze.bɾa/

Noun

zebra f (plural zebres)

  1. zebra

Further reading

  • “zebra” in Diccionari de la llengua catalana, segona edició, Institut d’Estudis Catalans.

Cebuano

Etymology

Borrowed from English zebra, from Italian zebra, from Portuguese zebra, zebro (zebra), from Old Portuguese enzebro, ezebra, azebra (wild ass), from earlier cebrario (882), ezebrario (897), from Vulgar Latin *eciferus, from Latin equiferus (wild horse) (Pliny), from equus (horse) + ferus (wild).

Noun

zebra

  1. a zebra; any of three species of genus Equus: E. grevyi, E. quagga, or E. zebra, all with black and white stripes and native to Africa
  2. a pattern or motif similar to the stripes of a zebra
  3. (informal) an animal with zebra-like stripes

Corsican

Etymology

From Portuguese zebra (wild horse), from zebro, from Old Portuguese zevro, from *ezevro, from Vulgar Latin *eciferus, from Latin *equiferus, from equus (horse) + ferus (wild).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈzɛbra/

Noun

zebra f (plural zebre)

  1. Alternative form of zebru

References

  • https://infcor.adecec.net/

Czech

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈzɛbra/

Noun

zebra f

  1. zebra

Declension

Further reading

  • zebra in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • zebra in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

Danish

Noun

zebra c (singular definite zebraen, plural indefinite zebraer)

  1. zebra

Dutch

Etymology

Borrowed from Portuguese zebra, from Vulgar Latin *eciferus, from Latin equiferus (wild horse). The second sense is a shortening of zebrapad.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈzeː.braː/
  • Hyphenation: ze‧bra

Noun

zebra m (plural zebra's, diminutive zebraatje n)

  1. A zebra, a black-and-white striped equid of the genus Equus; Equus zebra, Equus quagga or Equus grevyi. [from late 16th c.]
  2. A zebra crossing, a pedestrian crossing. [from mid 1950s.]
    Synonym: zebrapad

Hypernyms

  • (pedestrian crossing): oversteekplaats

Hyponyms

  • (zebra): quagga

Derived terms

  • zebrahaai
  • zebrapad
  • zebraprint

Esperanto

Etymology

From zebro (zebra) +‎ -a.

Adjective

zebra (accusative singular zebran, plural zebraj, accusative plural zebrajn)

  1. zebrine, hippotigrine

Hypernyms

  • ekveda (equid)

Hungarian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈzɛbrɒ]
  • Hyphenation: zeb‧ra
  • Rhymes: -rɒ

Noun

zebra (plural zebrák)

  1. (biology) zebra (animal)
  2. (road transport) pedestrian crossing, crosswalk, zebra crossing

Declension

Synonyms

  • (crosswalk): gyalogátkelőhely

Derived terms

(Compound words):

  • zebrapinty

Further reading

  • zebra in Bárczi, Géza and László Országh. A magyar nyelv értelmező szótára (’The Explanatory Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1959–1962. Fifth ed., 1992: →ISBN

Italian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): */ˈd͡zɛ.bra/
  • Rhymes: -ɛbra

Noun

zebra f (plural zebre)

  1. zebra
  2. (in the plural, informal) zebra crossing

Ladin

Noun

zebra f (plural zebres)

  1. zebra

Latin

Pronunciation

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈzeː.bra/, [ˈd̪͡z̪eːbrä]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /ˈd͡ze.bra/, [ˈd̪͡z̪ɛːbrä]

Noun

zēbra f (genitive zēbrae); first declension

  1. (New Latin) zebra (Equus zebra)

Declension

First-declension noun.


Latvian

Etymology

Possibly ultimately from a Congolese name for the animal, via Portuguese, via some other European language. Possibly also ultimately from Latin equiferus (wild horse), via Portuguese and/or Italian.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈzɛbra/

Noun

zebra f (4th declension)

  1. zebra (esp. Equus zebra)

Declension


Polish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈzɛb.ra/
  • Rhymes: -ɛbra

Noun

zebra f

  1. zebra (animal)
  2. (colloquial) zebra crossing
    Synonyms: przejście dla pieszych, pasy

Declension

Further reading

  • zebra in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • zebra in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese

Etymology

From zebro, from Old Portuguese zebro, ezebro (European wild ass), from Vulgar Latin *eciferus, from Latin equiferus (wild horse), from equus (horse) + ferus (wild). Compare Spanish cebra.

Pronunciation

  • (Portugal) IPA(key): /ˈze.βɾɐ/
  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /ˈze.bɾa/, /ˈze.bɾɐ/
  • Hyphenation: ze‧bra

Noun

zebra f (plural zebras)

  1. zebra

Descendants

  • Italian: zebra
    • English: zebra

Serbo-Croatian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /zêbra/

Noun

zȅbra f (Cyrillic spelling зе̏бра)

  1. zebra

Declension


Slovene

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /zèːbra/, /zéːbra/

Noun

zẹ̄bra f

  1. zebra

Inflection

Further reading

  • zebra”, in Slovarji Inštituta za slovenski jezik Frana Ramovša ZRC SAZU, portal Fran

Spanish

Noun

zebra f (plural zebras)

  1. Obsolete spelling of cebra

Further reading

  • “zebra” in Diccionario de la lengua española, Vigésima tercera edición, Real Academia Española, 2014.

Swedish

Alternative forms

  • sebra

Noun

zebra c

  1. zebra

Declension


Turkish

Etymology

Borrowed from Italian zebra.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈzeb.ɾɑ]
  • Hyphenation: zeb‧ra

Noun

zebra (definite accusative zebrayı, plural zebralar)

  1. zebra

Declension


Source: wiktionary.org
  • a small, three-masted Mediterranean vessel with both square and triangular sails.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)